- Tiemoue Bakayoko opened the scoring for away side
- Willian doubled the Blues’ lead, with Pedro wrapping up the scoring for the Blues
- Chelsea now level on points with Man United in second
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Chelsea beat Huddersfield 3-1 in the Premier League tonight, as the Blues went level on points with rivals Man United in second.
The away side opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, after Bakyoko was put through by Willian, as the Frenchman slotted the ball home to give Antonio Conte’s side the lead.
Chelsea then doubled their lead in the 43rd minute, after a cross from Marcos Alonso was turned in by Willian at the back post.
The Blues then wrapped up their side of the scoring five minutes after half time, as the Spaniard was set up by Willian, with the winger then hammering the ball home to give Conte’s side their third.
The Terriers pulled one back in the 92nd minute through Laurent Depoitre, however it was only a consolation as the Blues went level on points with Man United.
Man of the Match
Willian had an absolutely brilliant game tonight, with the Brazilian forward being at the centre of all the good things that happened for Chelsea as they stormed past the Terriers.
Willian’s overall play was impressive tonight, with the player bagging a goal and two assist for this troubles as he guided his side to all three points.
This tweet sums up just how good the forward was this evening.
1 goal and 2 assists from Willian, absolutely class. I wish he played like this every game! pic.twitter.com/AqHGATg953
— CM (@ConteMindset) December 12, 2017
Stat of the Match
This from Opta shows that is was just Willian’s night tonight
3 – Willian has had a hand in three goals in a single Premier League game for the first time ever (1 goal, 2 assists). Magic. pic.twitter.com/aFh3ABrsiw
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 12, 2017
Huddersfield: Lossl 6, Smith 5, Zanka 6, Shchindler 6, Lowe 5, Kachunga 6, Williams 5, Hogg 6, Mooy 6, Ince 6, Mounie 6 / Subs: Whitehead 6, Hadergjonaj 6, Depoitre 7
Chelsea: Courtois 6, Azpilicueta 6, Christensen 7, Rudiger 6, Moses 6, Kante 7, Bakayoko 8, Alonso 7, Willian 9, Pedro 7, Hazard 7 / Subs: Ampadu 6, Drinkwater 6, Batshuayi 6
This from Hazard shows what a good guy he is, and how well Willian played tonight!
Hazard hands his MOTM award to Willian: 'No you take it, you deserve it!' pic.twitter.com/MyP7LliBEf
— Conteholic (@Conteholic) December 12, 2017
Whilst these fans were shocked at how good some of the Blues’ stars were this evening
A header? ?
— Talk Chelsea ? (@talkchelsea) December 12, 2017
Alonso to Willian… bro this goal didn’t happen. Ever.
— @King__Danny (@dannydoes) December 12, 2017
Did I really just see a Willian bullet header off a great Alonso cross? All this after Bakayoko chipping the keeper. I think I need to go to bed.
— TalkOfTheBridge (@TalkOfTheBridge) December 12, 2017
Bakayoko has a goal.
Willian has a goal and two assists.
Alonso has an assist.
It’s like the alignment of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
— ?? (@FlicksLikeEden) December 12, 2017